…..More on Symptoms

  • In adult, symptoms may consist of headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, difficulty walking and visual changes.
  • The elderly person often has symptoms of drowsiness, unsteady walking, loss of control of the bladder and confusion (or dementia).

Who develops hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus affects a wide range of people, from infants and older children to young, middle-aged and older adults

This occurs when there is too much cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) within the brain cavities (ventricles) causing increased pressure within the brain.

Prolonged pressure causes brain injury, which affects coordination, thinking, and development.

The pressure can be regulated through surgical treatment using an endoscope or an inserted implant (shunt). The treatment needs to be prompt to prevent further long term damage.